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Awards for Institute of Fundraising 2008

Awards commissioned by the Institute of Fundraising. Designed and created by John Hamilton. 

Sails awards for Institute of Fundraising 2008

The Bullwood Project was commissioned to develop awards for the winners at this years Institute of Fundraising Awards October 2008.

This commission builds on the relationship the Bullwood Project has with the Institute of Fundraising, following the commissioning of awards for the same event in 2007.
John Hamilton, Chair of the Bullwood Project was invited to submit ideas for the awards for 2008 and submitted three designs, one of which, a 'sail', was chosen.


The commissioned award is made from spalted beech, i.e. beech that has pale and dark areas separated by pencil like lines.  John felt that the sail shape provided the best form to show the beauty of spalting and the wood is simply polished with beeswax.  The 'sails' are mounted on green slate from Cumbria. The slate is heavy enough to enable the sails to be mounted upright and symbolises the colour of the sea.